Writing a CV always takes care and most of the time can be very daunting and self realising, as this is your entire professional life documented down to send out to people to ”judge you on”. This is the case whether you are starting from scratch or updating your details.
How should I write the CV?
There is plenty of CV advice available, but you can follow these 5 key tips to create your first CV:
- Stand out. Your CV should demonstrate your unique blend of skills, experience and personality. Make sure you include examples of commercial success, problem solving or management achievements.
- Keep it simple. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer finds your CV easy to read and attractive.
- Don‘t be generic. Work out which industry sector you would like to grow in and then start from there.
- Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs. This means spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and incorrect email address and phone numbers. Your CV should be updated every year or every time your complete a professional milestone such as an online course, a charity event or learn a new skill.
- Do not use a template. By following a CV template you are not restricting the way in which you can express yourself and sometimes might hinder what you want to include.
By using these tips, your CV will create the right impression and help yours get to the top of the pile with the result that you are much more likely to be called for an interview.
Still don’t know how or where to start? Contact Kavisha Hurbans on firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp 073 579 9173 to get assistance with drafting your first CV.